One of my all-time favorite rugged point-and-shoot – Olympus’s TOUGH TG-850, just got an upgrade in the form of the Olympus TOUGH TG-860. The new camera retains the key features that set it apart from the competition including its 16MP backlit CMOS sensor and a 5-power, 21mm to 105mm-equivalent zoom lens with a truly super-wide AoV of 98-degrees at the wide end.
For underwater imaging, landscapes, and shooting in the tightest of spaces, Olympus’ TOUGH TG-860 is the widest in its class.
Other upgrades include a 180-degree tiltable LCD, a new TruePic VII image processor, full functionality down to 50’ (increased from 33’ on the TG-850), a second ‘Selfie’ shutter button on the front of the camera, built-in WiFi with GPS and dual customizable function buttons.
Olympus’ TOUGH TG-860 is available in orange, silver, or black with black trim and is priced well below $300. If you’re a real estate broker who’d love to have a compact pocket camera that can make the tiniest of second bedrooms look roomier, or anybody looking for a rugged point-and-shoot that can stand up to a five year old, look no further.